Remember laces? Yeah, they're still a thing. The slip-on edition may take the main plaudits throughout the new-generation X launch, but the X 18.1 will have just as strong of a presence when things gets underway in Russia next month.

Set to be worn by adidas X players competing at the 2018 World Cup, and before that the 2018 Champions League Final in Kiev this weekend, the X 18.1 is your laced version of the boot – that's your key difference – however, those laces come accompanied by a couple of other aesthetic changes. 


The laceless construction found on the X 18+ is replaced by a black theme that extends right back to the heel to give the X 18.1 a tad more identity. The same updated SPEEDFRAME outsole features, along with a 3D MOULDED HEEL to provide a snug and stable fit. Another standout feature is the new, ultra-soft SPEEDMESH, which offers a controlled touch without restricting the movement of the foot. 

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